Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Basic Principles of Aromatherapy

The Basic Principles of AromatherapyAs for any corrective measure, the main principle is do not overdo and do yourself an ill turn. In aromatherapy it is very important to pick up an essence accurately. All oils exhibit certain characteristics properties, and should be selected strongly individually. No doubt you may use your favorite aromas for pleasure fearless, but if you are going to apply toward the solution of particular problems, tuck oil carefully.

Sometimes you need a professional advice to choose oil for specific treatment. Take into consideration, that all oils influence nervous system, remove stresses and normalize sleep. It is also necessary to tell about multi-purpose action of some oils on the same person: depending on the organism condition they can take an opposite effect (for example, tonic effect for one organ or body system and relaxing action for the other). Such many-sided oils are called adaptogens.

So, the main principles of aromatherapy are:

1. Aromatherapy should be used with reserve for little children. It is not recommended to use mint oil for children before 1 y.o. and tea tree oil before 6 y.o., a geranium, rosemary, brotherwort, before 12 years old.

2. Choose only the first-rate quality oils, cheap oils of poor quality may cause unpredictable complicating disease. Take into account: aromas take much more effective than it can be suggested at the first glance.

3. Observe rigidly a dosage of essences and all recommendations about their application.

4. Do not break storage precautions for aroma essences: bottle them and keep in dark small bottles in a refrigerator.